May: Mental Health Awareness Month

May 31, 2024

In the United States, May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949 by Mental Health America, this annual observance aims to increase awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma, and promote better mental health practices. As we close out Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s reflect on our commitment to mental well-being, which extends far beyond these thirty days.

Fostering well-being at Linxon

Recently, we hosted a workshop at Linxon focused on enhancing employee well-being. Led by Alycia Wong, our Health, Safety, and Environment Manager at Linxon Americas, and with strong support from Nicolas Sanloup, President and Managing Director, our leadership team, and colleagues, the event aimed to foster a supportive workplace culture.

A Safety Moment for ongoing wellness

Alycia emphasized that a “Safety Moment” isn’t just about immediate precautions; it’s about setting the stage for ongoing wellness. During the session, she highlighted practical steps related to workplace ergonomics, including maintaining a well-arranged desk, practicing correct posture, and taking regular breaks. These measures not only prevent physical strain but also contribute to overall well-being. Alycia seamlessly connected these practices to Linxon’s Core Values, emphasizing that trust is at the heart of our efforts.

Open communication and Mental Health

The workshop underscored the importance of open communication. At Linxon, we recognize that mental health is fundamental to how we experience life. We actively work to normalize conversations about mental health, deepen connections, and remove stigma. By acknowledging our shared humanity and emotions, we create an environment of psychological safety and trust within our teams.

Seeking help Is a sign of strength

Nicolas Sanloup, President and Managing Director, encourages all team members to maintain open lines of communication with leaders, Human Resources and colleagues. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a valuable resource for those seeking support. Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

As we move beyond Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s continue these conversations, support one another, and prioritize mental well-being every day, guided by Linxon’s Core Values.